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Things to Consider Before Adopting a Greyhound

Although greyhounds are the best dogs in the entire world (we are not biased at all), they are not the right fit for everyone. The adoption application and in-home are important parts of the adoption process in order to increase the

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Welcoming a Greyhound Into Your Home

Now that you have decided to take the plunge, you are checking off the steps towards bringing home your very own retired racer. You filled out your adoption application, scheduled your in-home, made a few visits to the local pet store for

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Proper Weight for a Greyhound

If I had a quarter for every time I am at a Meet and Greet and hear someone exclaim, “Look at those skinny dogs, you need to put some meat on them!” (or some variation thereof). The first time I

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Getting to know your fearful greyhound.

When a potential adopter asks a greyhound owner to tell them about greyhounds, the answer inevitably involves some form of gushing on and on about how wonderful they are, and how they are just a little bit different from other dogs.

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Roo In The ‘Zoo

Hello Allies Friends and Family! Be sure to mark September 27th, 2015 on your calendars for Roo In The ‘Zoo hosted by Allies for Greyhounds at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club. If you have adopted a greyhound, or are interested in

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Greyhound Terms 101: ETS. Escaped Tongue Syndrome

Greyhound Terms 101: ETS If you are new to greyhounds you might hear adopters using some strange words. Most of these terms refer to endearing yet quirky things that greyhounds do. Today’s term is ETS, which stands for Escaped Tongue

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Greyhound Terms 101: Double Suspension Gallop

Greyhound Terms 101: Double Suspension Gallop If you are new to greyhounds you might hear adopters using some strange words. Today’s highlighted word is Double Suspension or Rotatory Gallop. When greyhounds run they use a gait that allows them to

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Allies for Greyhounds in the News.

Check out Allies for Greyhound’s previous appearances on Fox 17 West Michigan Morning News. Follow the links to watch the videos… Allies for Greyhounds Fox 17, 11/9/14 Allies for Greyhounds Fox 17, 4/18/15   Always good to spread the word

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Greyhound Terms 101: Chattering

Greyhound Terms 101: Chattering If you are new to greyhounds you might hear adopters using some strange words. Most of these terms refer to endearing yet quirky things that greyhounds do. Today’s highlighted word is Chatter. Greyhounds chatter when they

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Greyhound Terms 101: Roaching

Greyhound Terms 101: Roaching If you are new to greyhounds you might hear adopters using some strange words. Most of these terms refer to endearing yet quirky things that greyhounds do. Today’s highlighted word is Roaching. This is a position

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Featured Greyhound

RJ’s Hodor — Hodor

Hodor just retired to AFG after 17 races!  Due to a race injury to his left rear leg, Hodor is looking for either a home that leash walks or a home with a very small yard.  Lots of hard impact

Other Greyhounds

RF Furious — George
DC Sweet Charity — Charity
Rio Hard Drive — Rio

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